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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1039763



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

District Type: District Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 231881

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SP 76 SE 14/15 5327

ABINGTON PARK Abington Abbey (Museum)



Only known as an Abbey since 1841. Early C16 of hollow quadrangular plan. Altered and largely rebuilt 1675-8. Refronted on south and east circa 1740; rainwater heads on south dated 1743. C18 work attributed to Smith of Warwick. Ashlar facades. 2 storeys and attics, first floor band, cornice, parapet, dormers. South projecting centre and ends, 1:4:1:4:1 sash windows in eared architraves. Central doorway has round arch, surround of rusticated Doric pilasters under entablature. East side elevation has projecting pedimented centre with cupola. 4:3:4 sash windows. Central doorway has entablature, segmental pediment, pilasters, round arch. Interior has many important features. 4 bay framed roof to hall with tall mullioned windows. Linen-fold panelled ground floor room. Fine plaster ceilings. Good C17 main stairway with newel posts, turned balusters; C18 secondary staircase. Plaster vaults in Gothic style, later C18. VCH, IV, pp 65-6.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Abington Abbey and The Cottage, Christchurch Road form a group.

Listing NGR: SP7747861497

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ryland, W, Adkins, D, Sejeantson, R, The Victoria History of the County of Northampton, (1937), 65-6

National Grid Reference: SP 77478 61497


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